Kathleen Baker, Kassidy Cook Named Pac-12 Athletes Of The Month

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February 08th, 2017 College, Pac-12

Swimmer of the Month: Kathleen Baker, California
• 2016 Olympic medalist set a Cal pool and dual meet record in 200 back in the Bears’ 165-135 victory over USC.
• The old mark of 1:53.94 was set by Elizabeth Pelton, who is the current American-record holder in the event.
• Is the national leader in the 200 back from Georgia Invite in December.
• This is Baker’s second career nod and Cal’s 14th all-time.

Diver of the Month: Kassidy Cook, Stanford
• 2016 Olympian Kassidy Cook won on the 1-meter at all four Pac-12 dual meets in January.
• Claimed first on the 3-meter in the Cardinal’s 190-104 win over Arizona.
• Cook’s victories helped lead the Cardinal (7-0, 6-0) to dual meet wins at Arizona State, at No. 17 Arizona, vs. No. 19 UCLA and vs. No. 4 USC.
• This is Cook’s first honor and Stanford’s 10th all-time

ALSO NOMINATED:
Swimmer of the Month: 
Hannah Cox, ARIZ ; Silja Kansakoski, ASU; Janet Hu, STAN; Linnea Mack, UCLA; Riley Scott, USC; Addisynn Bursch, WSU.
Diver of the Month: Rebecca Deacon, ARIZ; Maddie Witt, USC; Maria Polyakova, UCLA.

2016-17 PAC-12 WOMEN’S SWIMMER AND DIVER OF THE MONTH

  Swimmer of the Month Diver of the Month
January Kathleen Baker, California Kassidy Cook, Stanford
December Katrina Konopka, Arizona Eloise Belanger, UCLA
November Katie Ledecky, Stanford Phoebe LaMay, California

News courtesy of Pac-12.

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